• December 10, 2022

Oregon State DT Stephen Paea Suffers Knee Injury At Senior Bowl

There are numerous reports coming out of the Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Alabama that Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea suffered a knee injury that is feared to be a tear of his lateral meniscus.   He hurt the knee on Monday and is undergoing an MRI examination today.

Paea was the Defensive Player of the Year in the Pac-10 and expected to be a number one draft pick.  Most draft experts had him pegged to go late in the first round or early in the second.  Paea has great quickness and strength, but he’s not a huge defensive tackle.

In all likelihood Paea won’t be ready to play football again until late in the summer, but he is expected to be ready to play football during his first year in the NFL.  This is a major setback for this young man, but he will be drafted but no nearly as high as he would been, if hadn’t been injured.

Injuries are part of the game of football.  It’s not a matter of if they are going to happen.  They are going to happen, it’s just a matter of whether they’re going to happen and how severe are they when they happen.


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January 25, 2011 6:19 pm

A DT with a knee injury? Ladies and gentleman… We just found our second rd draft pick. Get better big fella…

January 25, 2011 6:27 pm

I actaully had him going to the EAgles at #23 on one my top 10 Mocks,

January 25, 2011 11:51 pm

Now, it’s a mortal lock.

The Eagles will waste a 3rd round pick on a projected 1st rounder here that will never reach his pre surgery status. what Value……
stephen Paea

January 26, 2011 10:39 am

Stevo,Songsrme2 couldn’t have said it better myself,when i think Eagles it always comes back what I have said forever “ITS NOT ABOUT WINNING,ITS ABOUT WINNING CHEAP”.I would love for this not to be the case but unfortunately for us paying customers that’s life as a Eagle fan.It in a way reminds me of the 93 Phillies and how they but together a group of veterans and other players cheap and went to the world series.I enjoyed the ride but I knew in the long run the team would think they could win it all every year like that.Now tell me how long did it take for them to realize that was not going to get it done? Yep…we went through a lot of brutal years after that didn’t we